Walking at the Chinese Garden

Chinese Garden
Chinese Garden is situated and one of the tourist spots, attractions and destinations in Rizal Park, Manila. This garden can give you an amazing feeling of what's inside a typical Chinese parks and temples. I was searching for the National Museum Planetarium but Google Map gave me an idea about this place. When I saw its entrance, I was amazed by the artistic and colorful gate, with Chinese characters.

National Museum Planetarium

Planetarium
Just few days ago, the National Museum Planetarium opened its door to the public for FREE until April 30, 2017, so money is not a problem to see and appreciate the wealth inside its dome. By the way, there are daily presentation showing the facts about planets, satellites, stars, sun, milky way, galaxy, solar system and many other things around the sun that will definitely wake up your sleeping interest about celetial bodies and Science and Technology.

Second Visit to Jose Rizal Monument

Rizal Monument
Rizal Park is the well known landmark in the Philippines because of its historical values and beautiful landscape, near Intramuros in Manila. Its name is derived from Dr. Jose Rizal as a tribute to our national hero's patriotic act. It is also called Luneta (Lunette) because of its shape and was previously called Bagumbayan. This was the place where Rizal was executed by the Spanish Colonial Forces on December 30, 1896 which sparked the fire of the Philippine Revolution against the Spaniards.

Kalamansi for Pimples?

Removing Pimples
Pimples or acne on the face is one of the most common problems by the teens and even other adult. But in my case, this problem started when I was twenty one years old. I thought it was just a problem with my beauty regimen. Since pimple is usually caused by bacteria, I changed everything, including pillow cases and towels. Consulted 3 dermatologists, applied everything they suggested but still the same. For three years, I was singing: "mga tagyawat sa ilong, at sa pisngi, at sa noo, at sa batok, at sa baba......." I am still getting pimples every now and then but it's not severe like before, but it still lower my self esteem.

Requesting for NBI Clearance the Fastest Way

NBI Clearance
I can't hide my happiness because for the first time, got my NBI clearance within 30 minutes, unlike before - may forever sa pila sa pag-process ng NBI clearance. First step, I filled out the online form and generated the online transaction number. TAKE NOTE: To save money, you don't necessarily to print it out, print screen or screen shot or write down the transaction number will do. Step 2, go to payment or bayad centers nationwide, LBC or SM/Robinsons Customer Service. I recommend bayad center or LBC, mas-mahal kasi ng 25 pesos sa Robinsons customer service. Step 3, Bio-metrics at the NBI kiosks. Step 4, Printing.

Benefits of Getting a Beep Card

Beep Card
 I am planning to work for a company in McKinley Hill, Taguig and daily commuting is a bit challenging. Imagine, from Rizal I need to take a ride in an FX to Ayala and alight in Kalayaan and then a jeepney ride to Market Market or I can also wait for those with a direct route to Market Market. From there, I have to ride again in a jeepney to Lawton Avenue, McKinley Hill and wait for the shuttle roaming around area. As part of my plan, just purchased a Stored Value Beep Card at the MRT Ortigas station, costs 100 pesos with 80 pesos wallet value, to be used for my daily commuting. What can I get from this Beep Card?

The Venice Grand Canal in McKinley Hill

Venice Grand Canal
The Venice Grand Canal in McKinley Hill. I saw a friend posting a photo, in facebook, that is so familiar. Out of my curiosity, I asked my friend if where was that photo taken. And she told me the details. I told my travel buddies about this place but I was sad, they already knew it. Without any plan, we visited The Venice and here's what we found:

Azure | White Sand in Manila

Azure
Azure Urban Resort Residences is one of the newly developed vertical residential structure in Paranaque. It gotten the attention of media and Filipinos because it is designed by the world famous socialite and a hotel heiress Paris Hilton. She has really great sense of art and class as it appears on the outcome of Azure, from its details, facilities, pool side, residential units and the white sand by the pool. Had a chance to enter and enjoy what's inside Azure Urban Resort and Residences, photos will describe.

Manila Cathedral After Dark

Manila Cathedral
Manila Cathedral or the Manila Metropolitan Cathedral Basilica is situated in the district of Intramuros, City of Manila. Originally, this church was the "Church of Manila" which was established under the management of the Diocese of Mexico in 1571, but in 1579 it became a separate diocese. Been here several times, but it's my first time to see the stunning golden lights on its structure after dark.

Cucumber Benefits | Now I Know

Cucumber Benefits
We have a small farmland in the province, during rainy season we usually plant rice and string beans but during summer we plant water melon, melon, squash,  eggplant, and many other vegetables that grow without too much water; wait, I almost forgot pipino or cucumber. Among those veggies I mentioned, I usually rate cucumbers as the lowest because I seldom see them as important as the water melons and the others and usually forgot what they can give to people.

Inside Fort Santiago

Fort Santiago
Fort Santiago  is a fortress which is a part of the structures of Intramuros walls.  This historical structure was first built by Miguel Lopez de Legazpi for the newly founded City of Manila. This fort is the most important historical sites in Manila as Dr. Jose Rizal was imprisoned here before he was executed in 1896.

Mt. Talamitam | BHM on 3rd

Filipino Mountaineers
Our original plan was Mt. Maculot, but two days before the climb, it was changed to Mt. Talamitam in Nasugbu, Batangas. Night trekking was certainly full of fun since there was no problem with the harmful sun UV rays. Talamitam is covered with cogon grass and shrubs; no hard wood or trees that can protect the hikers from the sun rays. Its highest point measures 630+ MASL with a gorgeous ambiance on top. There's one hundred meters assault to the summit which added an amazing adventure to the hikers. Mt. Batulao and Mt. Pico de Loro were just two of the well known mountains nearby.

Mt. Pico de Loro and the Monolith

Mt. Pico de Loro Parrots Beak
 Mt. Pico de Loro is also known as Mt.  Palay-palay located in Ternate, Cavite. Its name was given by the Spanish  sea-fairer because it looks like a ‘parrot’s beak’ from afar. This mountain has a combination of beauty and trekking adventure. It has a lot to offer in terms of natural  beauty and richness. There are birds singing, colorful flowering plants on the ground, orchids hanging on the branches, banangas, and fruit bearing trees like coconuts and mangoes. Reaching the top of the Monolith or the Parrot's Beak is a must tried because it will measure your fear and agility.

Mt. Batulao with its Breathtaking Slopes

Mt. Batulao Tourist Spots in Batangas
 Mt. Batulao is one of the famous destinations for the those people searching for challenges and outdoor adventurers. This mountain is another gems of Southern Luzon and is 2-3 hours travel from the Manila, very accessible to both private and public vehicles.  Batulao is famous because of the breathtaking view of its ranges and slopes. Its surface has an amazing shape covered with luscious and relaxing greens. Since it's just few kilometers away from Tagaytay, which is the usual side trip, its ambiance is really cool.

Mt. Maculot with the Romblomanons

Mt. Maculot
Mt. Maculot is one of the mountains lying in southern Luzon which is prominent to mountaineers because of its special feature. Maculot is one of the best options for day hikes because of its minor trail type, terrains that are covered with trees and surrounded by grass and shrubs, the air is fresh, cool ambiance and a perfect location for a stunning shot with the world famous and most active Taal Volcano on the background. The rockies is one of the best and famous part of Maculot.

Faces of Mt. Apo

Mt. Apo
 Mt. Apo is the tallest mountain in the Philippines, 2,956 MASL. It was a tough journey, but absolutely a life changing experience for us. Despite of its technical factors like the assault and steep trails, extreme coldness, tiring hike and etc. that measured my strength, I was able to conquer my own fears. It's hard to tell and explain, so these photos below will explain more.

The Sides of Ortigas Center

Unionbank Plaza
When  I was still in Romblon, I didn't  expect that my career will boost here in Metro Manila, particularly in Ortigas Center, Pasig City. It was in 2008 when I started working in a BPO but it's my first time to add this area in SirangLente or TravellingCup. Ortigas Center has a lot to offer, from the five star hotels with world class facilities, restaurants serving mouth water delicacies made by the people from different parts of the world, call center companies serving different languages and many others.

Tourist Spots in Cebu

Tourist Spots in Cebu
Cebu City is situated on the eastern shore of Cebu Island, which is also the city capital of the island. Cebu is one of the largest islands in the Philippine Archipelago.  It is considered as the “Queen City of the South” because of its economic stability and other factors. So in terms of Philippine history, this province can contribute more, especially in religion.

Getting a Copy of NSO Birth Certificate at SM

NSO Birth Certificate
NSO Certified Birth Certificate  is one of the most important document that you should furnish from the government. Birth certificates are needed for employment, school, and for requesting other ID's from the government. Despite of the fast technology, let's accept the reality that requesting documents from the government agencies needs more time and effort. To resolve this old problem, government agencies like NBI, SSS, PhilHealth, Pag-ibig, DFA, and other offices placed their kiosk inside the SM Supermalls and Robinsons nationwide.

Places to Visit in Palawan

Palawan Tourist Spots
Palawan is the longest and one of the biggest provinces in the Philippines in terms of land area. This land area is gifted with beautiful tourist spots, must visit tourist attractions, amazing tourist destinations, mouth water delicacies and great people. The beauty of  Palawan has a combination of white beaches with calm crystal clear water, gorgeous islands (Palawan is the best island in the world), world class dive sites, caves, mountains and many more. Few of these are Puerto Princesa Subterranean river, artistic rock formations of Coron and El Nido, colorful marine lifeforms of Tubbataha reef, Mt. Mantalingajan in Rizal and the rich culture of the Taw't Batu tribes. Photo by Cheng Santos.